THIRD MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE, 18-20 APRIL 2005

The WGIG met in the United Nations Office in Geneva from the 18th to the 20th of April. Transcipts of the morning and afternoon proceedings are available to consult.

 The schedule was as follows:

* 18 April: Open consultations with all stakeholders 

* 19/20 April: Closed Meeting of WGIG

Simultaneous interpretation was available in all six UN languages for the open consultations. The agenda is available here

The speakers' list included:

- The Government of Japan

- Presidency of the European Union

- The Internet Society of China

- The Internet Governance Task Force of Japan (IGTF)

Papers were developed based on the following Report Card Template for assessing the adequacy of current governance arrangements with regard to key issues according to this list

The WGIG open meeting were webcast. The webcasting was be provided by OMSP (Open Media Streaming Project) and HIPATIA ONG

WGIG Questionnaire posted for comment

 

The WGIG discussed how to improve current Internet governance arrangements in order to bring them more in line with the WSIS principles. In the light of these discussions, this questionnaire has been developed to allow for a structured feed-back. 

 

Comments have been received from:

 

- The Government of Ghana (on behalf of the African Group) 

 

- The Government of India 

 

- The Government of Saudi Arabia 

 

- The Government of the Syrian Arab Republic 

 

- The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

 

- WSIS Civil Society Gender Caucus

 

- Internet Mark 2 Project

 

- Internet Governance Task Force of Japan 

 

- Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) 

 

- Nominet UK 

 

- Vox Internet

 

We have also opened a public discussion forum with instructions on how to use the Plone software.

A report providing a summary of responses from WGIG members to the questionnaire is available. 

Comments on the WGIG papers formed part of the background material used for writing the WGIG report. 

* Click here to view the working papers 

* Click here to view the Comments received